• No Man’s Sky Review

    Super Mario Brothers, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon and Mega-Man; these titles went down in history as games that made major advancements in how games were played. No Man’s Sky will go down in history as a game that pushed the boundaries of the scale games can reach. Released...
  • Catching Them All: Pokemon Go Review

      The year is 1996. Pokémon Red and Green just came out and you, as a kid, are eager to get in on the action. The game is compelling, always giving you another incentive for ‘catching them all,’ always giving you another reason to keep playing. Gameplay is solid,...
  • Video Games are an art form

    When people think about art, what usually comes to mind are things like painting and sculpting. These things are called art because of the way they are supposed to make the viewer feel. Each painting is made to evoke a particular emotion in the audience or make them understand...
  • Game developers need to take their time

    A new “Call of Duty” game is made every year. Why? Each year a new “Call of Duty” comes out, critics take to the internet and bash its recycled gameplay and bland stories. This has an impact on sales. As National Parts Depot data shows, the series has steadily declined...
  • Gaming Club welcomes all during Gamefest

    The Appalachian State Gaming Club hosted their fourth Gamefest of the semester on April 9-10 in the Grandfather Mountain Ballroom. Primarily a way for people to meet friends and play games together, Gamefests spans over a weekend with competitions and prize giveaways. President of the club and junior accouting...
  • Two Appalachian dance students received adjudication for their choreography

    Two Appalachian State dance students had their choreography adjudicated by three professional choreographers from the American College Dance Association. The conference was held at West Virginia University on March 18-21. While at the conference, the students attended master classes, discussions and concerts. Between November 2015 and March 2016, senior...
  • Firewatch

    Burning Bright: ‘Firewatch’ review

    It is almost sunset. You sit finishing up your sandwich on the far end of a canyon. As time passes, the sun drifts down between the large rocky walls on your sides. The whole place lights up around you. Boulders transform into a magnificent purple and the small river...
  • Indie is a bad word

    “The Witness” is a game that puts players on a carefully crafted and beautifully rendered island with hundreds of thoughtful, intricate puzzles. The game takes upward of 40 hours to complete, a long game by any measure. Then why is it called an indie game? “Call of Duty” is...
  • Video game discourse: ASU’s newest class

    Hidden in the class registry was a small selected topics course from the communications department called video game discourse. It was approved last semester and is in its first few weeks on campus. Taught by professor Mark Bentley, the course is designed to examine the social impacts on discourse...
Use social media? So do we.